Soft Machines was founded in 2006 by Mohammad Abdallah and Mahesh Lingareddy. The company has grown into a 250-person semiconductor startup with operations in the U.S., India and Russia. Soft Machines is in the business of licensing and co-developing Soft Machines VISC™ architecture-based microprocessor and SoC products for IoT, mobile and cloud markets. Corporate headquarters are in Santa Clara, California, USA, with international operations in Hyderabad, India and Moscow, Russia. Soft Machines investors include Samsung Ventures, AMD, Mubadala, RVC, KACST, RUSNANO, TAQNIA and other strategic investors.